Anaesthesia for Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery


Dr Penny Edmondson (penelope.edmondson@liverpoolft.nhs.uk)

LUHFT (Royal)
SIA Group


Module Details:

We are the regional hepatobiliary and pancreas service. This service enjoys an international reputation in the field of resectional surgery for complex benign and malignant hepatobiliary diseases. Operations range from segmentectomies and hemi-hepatectomies to resection of cholangiocarcinoma’s, open and laparoscopic pancreatic resection. Many of these patients require invasive monitoring, advanced pain relief options (epidurals, rectus sheath catheters) and careful pre-operative decision making. We would hope that trainees undertaking this module will be able to perform anaesthesia for high risk HPB cases with distant supervision, often whilst supervising more junior trainees. We would expect trainees to also participate in the perioperative management of their patients by attending pre-operative assessment, MDT, and reviewing their patients post-operatively on the critical care unit which is located only a short distance away. (There will be the option to attend CPET testing and pre-operative clinics at Aintree site). There will also be opportunities to work with the anaesthetic and surgical team to develop QI and research projects, utilising their world-class facilities and network.

We would expect this module to be taken alongside SIA for advanced general surgery.